Forever Poi, Not a Ploy

Just a straight-out 99-cent promo.  Hey, it’s Rey again.  And it’s the last day for you to get Forever Poi for less than a buck.  I say, that’s a steal.

Forever Poi is our agency’s—The Triple Threat Investigation Agency, ‘case you forgot or somethin’—third official (paying) case.  Linda, JJ, and I have to discover who set fire to two upscale art galleries and left two bodies in the rubble.  One was the co-owner and the other was a former queenpin.  There seem to be some valid if not interesting reasons why people might have wanted them dead.

We stumble across a few bodies as we do our private-eye thing, which adds to the head-scratching.  Who wanted who (or is that whom) dead and why?  This case proves to be anything but easy.  But who doesn’t like a challenge or two? 

Won’t you please check us out at: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Forever Poi, Not bein’ Coy

Hey, it’s Rey again.  Lindy-Loo’s “too busy” to post today.  Whatever.

He-he.  I’m never one to be/play coy, as you who know l’il ol’ me are totally aware of  . . . so-o, here you go . . .

You can get Forever Poi for a bargain at 99 cents!

Forever Poi is our third official (and paying) case, which has MIA Linda, Cousin JJ, and me determining who set fire to two upscale Chinatown art galleries and left two bodies in the ruins.  One was the co-owner.  It’s possible his partner may have wanted to collect the insurance money.  The other: a former queenpin whose past may have caught up with her.

Here’s a tidbit, as told by Cousin Jilly (JJ):

Ald adjusted the volume. “Two galleries are pretty close to being cinders, specifically the ones belonging to Carlos Kawena and James-Henri Ossature. Weren’t you supposed to be here for Carlos’ 6-tu-8 do?”

“I had to be somewhere. But I had drinks with Carlos last night to celebrate his forty-sixth and he provided a sneak-peak of the exhibit.” Xavier’s voice had taken on a serious, business-like tone. “What happened? Is he okay?”

“We found a body that wasn’t recognizable. All I know at this stage is that it’s pretty certain the fire was no accident. The only thing I can confirm is the little intimate soirée ended at eight on the nose. He’d planned to leave the gallery no later than 8:20 to be at a snooty function at nine. The fire was called in at 8:35 p.m.”

“Did he show up at that affair?”

“He didn’t tell me much about it. And I haven’t been able to reach James-Henri.”

Rey, Linda and I gazed solemnly at one another.

“Where can I meet you?”

“I’m at the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.” Ald snickered and rolled intense Maya-blue eyes. He’d always found the name of the agency comical, but hadn’t mentioned that until a few weeks ago. In truth, I’d never liked it much either, but my theatrical over-the-top cousin, also a part-time actress (commercials primarily these days), had insisted upon it. Arguing with her was rarely worth the effort, so the Triple Threat Investigation Agency it was.

“Be there as quick as I can.”

“We need serious caffeine, A, not the watered-down crap I see sitting in a pot across this office.”

“You got it.”

Ald replaced the mobile and exhaled at length. Facial lines were beginning to deepen and a thick, notched scar along the right temple was pulsing, sure signs he was growing both fatigued and irritated.

“A?” Linda asked, getting up and stretching.

“A for adjuster,” he replied with a pert smile. “That’s what he does for a living.”

“Does that mean we call you D for dick?” Rey asked breezily.

If you’d like to check out our challenging if not crazy (body-heavy) case, you can do so here: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Forever Poi – What a Joy . . .

. . . to get an ebook for a measly 99 cents!

Hey, it’s Rey today (Linda was reviewing a few wines last night and hasn’t climbed out of bed yet).

Forever Poi, our third official—professional—case, has Hungover Linda, Cousin Jilly (also known as JJ), and me trying to find out who set fire to two up-and-coming art galleries . . . and left two bodies in the ashes.  One was co-owner and it appears his partner in business and love might have wanted to collect on the insurance (evidently, it’s happened before).  The other was a former queenpin who seems to have turned over a new leaf; maybe someone didn’t want her to?

As we determine who’s done what, a few bodies show up (they have a habit of doing that around us), and our case proves anything but straightforward or simple.  That’s okay; we’re up for the challenge.  But it’s one heckuva roller-coaster ride!

Maybe you’d like to check us out?  You can find Forever Poi here: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

. . . And, if you’re so inclined, maybe you could please leave a review?  We’d love it if you would.  Aloha, dear friends.

Forever Poi, Oh Boy!

The 99-cent promo enters its second day.

It’s Linda again, promoting our fourth mystery, Forever Poi.  For a mere 99 cents, you can get a copy today through March 13th.

The three P.I.s of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series—that’s myself, Rey and JJ—are out to solve a double-arson and murder.  Who set ablaze two Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?

Here’s a little taste, er, excerpt . . .

“That’s one mother of a fire,” Cousin Reynalda exclaimed, wrinkling a Hollywood [perfect] nose as an acrid burned-toast smell pervaded thick, humid-heavy air. “Weird, but I’ve got a real hankering for s’mores.”

“I’m thinking roasted tofu myself,” Linda stated, breathing down my neck. “You, JJ?”

“. . . Corn on the cob, maybe.”

Rey snorted. “Get real.”

On the opposite side, eight and nine doors down respectively, tendrils of amber and silvery flames interwoven with raven-black smoke twirled heavenward from two art galleries. The two kitschy salons seemed out-of-place in Honolulu’s Chinatown, like wagyu beef amid flank steak. In homage to art-washing, the owners had chosen the unconventional location to bring culture to a district that saw life’s cast-offs struggling with liquid addictions and monetary woes.

A wailing ambulance braked to a stop behind a recently arrived mate. When paramedics sprang from the vehicle, urgent commands and questions fused with frantic action.

Four fire trucks and a half dozen cruisers were positioned near a narrow lane that ran between the galleries. Their bright emergency lights, flashing like dance-club strobes, bounced off concrete and people. Like flies and ants at a church picnic, reporters and journalists scrambled from remote trucks and live-eye vans situated sporadically along the street. Cameras and mikes were zealously poised to capture the smoldering excitement for viewers and readers.

As ominous yellow tapes flapped like long-forgotten prom ribbons in the breezy night, law and fire enforcement personnel briskly attempted to piece together what had transpired. Patiently but firmly, police officers held the curious at bay while firefighters darted like baseball players racing for home plate.

(The Boss would love it if you offered a review.)

Won’t you please check us out at: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Forever Poi – Please Enjoy . . .

. . . the 99-cent promo, starting today.

It’s Linda starting off Day 1 of the Forever Poi promo.  You can get a copy through March 13 for a mere 99 cents.

Forever Poi is the fourth mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, and it has us three private eyes (JJ, Rey, and myself) out to solve double-arson and murder.  Who torched two Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?

Are the arsonist and killer the same person?  We think so and, as we endeavor to determine who that is, we encounter a plethora of possible culprits.  The day before the fire, Carlos Kawena, one of the arson victims, had an ugly break-up with his partner, James-Henri Ossature.  There were financial issues, too.  Could James-Henri have done the dastardly deed to collect insurance money and be rid of his lover?  What about the second victim, Mary-Louise Crabtree, a former queenpin?  Given her sketchy past, might a former foe have murdered her?  If so, was Carlos merely collateral damage?

We encounter a collection of curious characters, some with dicey “careers”.  The case proves challenging, even dangerous, but that doesn’t stop us from finding answers—even when faced by a gun, bomb, and [enter weapon of choice].

Perhaps you’d like to find out just how exciting this mystery-solving, roller-coaster ride is?

Please check us out at: https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Day Five, So Happy to be Alive

Hey, it’s Rey again.  I ended up handing over the posting reigns to Xavier yesterday (a community theater audition that took priority).  Nice guy, huh?  (And super easy on the eyes, too.)

So, it’s Day Five of the Forever Poi 99-cent promo . . . juggling two  promos at the same time can get kinda discombobulating (hope I spelled that right).

I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Cousin Jilly—you may know her as JJ—and my best friend Linda and I are hired by Xavier to learn who burned down two up-and-coming Chinatown art galleries.  Two bodies were found in the ashes and they weren’t a result of the furious flames.

There are a lot of possible perps—one of the art-gallery owners, who has a curious past, his weird half-sister, who’s as dangerous as she is beautiful, her eager-to-please lovers, and a local artist, to name a few.

Why burn the galleries?  For that matter, why kill?  Greed?  Vengeance?  Mania?  Self-preservation?  It seems any one of these reasons is viable as we enter the intriguing worlds of art and insurance.

If you’d like to find out how we solved this complex case (The Triple Threat Investigation Agency’s third official paying one), please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.

Day Four, Just Two More

Hello everyone.  This is Francis Xavier Shillingford.  JJ requested I post on the second-last day of the 99-cent Forever Poi promotion (the fourth book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series).

I’d hired the three private investigators to help me with an investigation into two art gallery fires that also resulted in two fatalities.  I’d heard they were new to the P.I. scene, but committed and successful (with their first two official cases).

I thought I’d share an excerpt that features yours truly and the women—I hope it tweaks your interest so you might consider checking them out.

“How’s Crispy doing on this gorgeous Wednesday afternoon?” I slipped alongside.

“Friends call me Mr. Crispy, yeah?” A wide smile displayed two tiny front gold teeth.

Rey, Linda, and JJ parked themselves on the other side of the table after I introduced them as freelance insurance investigators.

With the barest of nods and an expression devoid of emotion, Crispy popped a couple of fries into his mouth as he peered from one face to the next, then stopped on mine.

“So, Mr. Jester Crispy Risco, tell us what you know about the two gutted dwellings that up until early last night served as art galleries. They were torched, right? Were Carlos Kawena and James-Henri Ossature the targets? Or were the two bodies collateral damage?”

Jester picked at the hamburger steak with child-sized fingers, three of which were horribly disfigured, like brittle twigs. The rest of the right hand resembled a spider’s web. A long twining scar on the left hairless arm had me once wondering if it was another “reminder” of bad deeds gone wrong.  It was.  I stole a fry and eyed him closely.

When he finally spoke, his voice was soft yet prickly, like pine needles. “They know for a fact it was them two?”

“No.”

He drew a long, steady breath. “Ain’t heard anything—as you would say—noteworthy.”

“What’s un-noteworthy then?” Rey asked casually.

The lover of hot and fiery things eyed her for several seconds. Again, there was no emotion. “Not frickin’ sure. Not yet.”

“Per our call earlier, have you started asking around?” I prodded.

“You know me, A. I’m a man of my word. But you also know my contacts are bat people; they love the night. They don’t take kindly to being bugged early in the day.”

“It’s two o’clock,” Linda pointed out.

His flat face finally conveyed emotion: amusement.

“For these folks, two is early in the day.” I smiled patiently and turned back to my informant. “Call me when you get something.”

Please check out these lovely ladies (and talented P.I.s) at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.

Day Three, Yippee

Rey’s title, not mine, but it works, I guess.  Hi, it’s JJ on Day Three of the Forever Poi 99-cent promo.

I was hoping that Xavier Shillingford (our insurance-adjuster friend) might help me with the post today, but he has an urgent meeting with an important client on Maui.  Maybe next time.

A quick rundown re Forever Poi, the fourth mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, in case you’re not familiar with the storyline . . .

Our third official [paying] case has me, Rey and Linda solving a double-arson and murder.  Someone torched two new Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the ashes, and Xavier hires us to find the arsonist/killer.  There are a number of persons who could be the culprit—a former queenpin, an up-and-coming artist, two very angry exes, people with perilous pasts, money-lusting individuals. A few actually end up fatalities themselves. 

It’s a winding, rolling road we travel as we endeavor to solve the mystery, and we enjoy every minute of it—except maybe when we find an aimed gun in our faces. 

I hope I’ve tweaked your interest.  Please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.

Day Two, It’s Lindy-Loo

I’m so not liking Rey’s “nickname”, but what can you do?  It floats her boat.  Anyway, you have Linda on promo post patrol today.

Forever Poi, the fourth mystery in our Triple Threat Investigation Agency series is available for $0.99 through December 13th!

Instead of me summarizing our adventures, I thought I’d invite Crispy to offer his take.  Crispy, also known as Jester Risco by his family, is a local “retired” torch.

Crispy, buddy, would you like to give these people a sum-up?

Sure, Lindy-Loo, uh, Linda.  Love to.

So, peeps, I got to know the girls, uh, women from the private-eye agency after two Chinatown art galleries burned down.  They actually thought I was responsible for the fires.  LMAO   I’m good, but not a professional . . . not like this torch.

Anyhow, as a friend of Xavier Shillingford, an  insurance adjuster who hired the three ladies, I got to learn about how things were going in their mission to find the person who set the fire and killed two people before setting it. 

You know, they’re pretty good at being P.I.s.—bug a lot of people, ask a ton of questions, check out all clues, and run into some nasty folks who wouldn’t mind blowing their heads off for sticking their noses where they don’t belong. 

There’s an art-gallery owner—partner of the one that was found dead in the ashes—who’s got a weird past.  He’s got an equally weird half-sister who gets whatever she wants, whatever the cost.  She’s got some pals and partners who are pretty dicey, too; you wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley. 

As JJ, Rey and Linda nose around, a few more bodies fall to their feet.  It’s a complicated case, for sure, but they don’t give up.  You got to hand it to them for that perseverance; it’s outstanding.

I don’t want to give any more away, so I’ll leave it at that.  If you want a fun read—and want to get to know these pretty private eyes a little better—I recommend you check out the Forever Poi case.

On that note, I better go; I’ve got to meet my parole officer in ten.

Thanks Crispy!  Hope your meeting goes well.  I’m sure those community hours will be completed in no time.

For those who might be interested, you can find Forever Poi here . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.

Day One . . . Hey There, Hon!

Hey, it’s Rey . . . offering the first promotional post re Forever Poi, the fourth mystery in our Triple Threat Investigation Agency series.  Today through December 13th you can get the book for $0.99 (I’d say that’s a major bargain, and I love those!)

This one has us pretty private eyes—Cousin Jilly (JJ), my BFF Linda, and me—solving a double-arson and murder.  We have to discover who torched two Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble.  Not an easy task, for sure!

Are the torch and killer the same person?  We tend to think so.  The day before the fire, Carlos Kawena, one of the arson victims, had a real nasty break-up with his partner, James-Henri Ossature.  There were financial issues, too.  Maybe James-Henri did the dastardly deed to collect insurance and be rid of his lover.  The second victim, Mary-Louise Crabtree, was a former queenpin.  Given that woman’s dicey past, maybe someone she riled in past could have flown over to have revenge.  If so, it’s possible Carlos was collateral damage.

We’re hired by insurance adjuster Xavier Shillingford—a real cutie, I might add—to assist in the investigation and it soon becomes pretty obvious that professional arsonists had nothing to do with this fatal fire.  We quiz a lot of curious characters as we determine who’s who, and it seems that any one of them could be our culprit.

Interestingly enough, Mary-Louise had changed her name (again) and become an artist manager.  Her new life seemed on the up-and-up, but not long after she bites the bullet, a promising new client, Bizz Waxx, also ends up murdered.  Why?  Did he learn something about her—like maybe she was involved in something illegal?  There’s also James-Henri’s beautiful—and mysterious—half-sister, Cholla Poniard, who also has ties to the art world.  As an FYI, two of her “celebrity” divorces ended with ugly consequences for the exes—and both affirm that multi-talented Cholla is a dangerous woman who has her way, at any cost.

If you’re interested in reading about our exciting case, please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.